In conjunction with the celebration of National Volunteer Appreciation Week (April 15th- April 21st), we recognized our volunteer Big Brothers and Big Sisters and Board Members at the “Big Appreciation Mixer”. The party was held at the historic Red Cross Mansion. Over 50 Big Brothers and Big Sisters and theirguests will enjoyed light hors d’oeuvres, desserts and drinks. A special thanks to the sponsors who donated items to make the event possible: Maureen’s Wholesale Florist, Ohlson’s Bakery & Cafe, Romano’s Italian Bakery and Rich Products.
Come join the BBBSEC Big Mirror Committee as they host a second Big Mixer on Thursday, January 31st from 6pm-9pm at Mes Que. Guests can enjoy food and drinks while chatting with current Big Brothers and Big Sisters and will even have the opportunity to sign up to become a mentor. More information provided in our invitation which you can see here.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County and Media Sponsor, Kiss 98.5 are excited to honor Alex Dockstader as this week’s Women Who Move the City Wednesday Honoree! Alex Dockstader, a Microsoft Channel Specialist at Ingram Micro Inc., exemplifies selflessness and has a strong passion for encouraging others. Weekly she shares her time as a Special Olympics Swim Coach, helping kids improve their swimming skills but also their confidence, drive, and passion. Whether it’s staying after practice to review what was taught that day or providing reassurance and encouragement, Alex is dedicated to her swimmers. It’s this commitment that gives these amazing athletes the confidence to succeed to the best of their abilities and like Alex, a former collegiate swimmer, a love for the sport!…
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The BIG Give is YOUR chance to make a BIG difference in the lives of children! Your donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County will help provide children facing adversity with caring adult mentors to give them a chance to reach their full potential. Between now and December 31, help us raise $10,000 to support our one-to-one mentoring programs by giving to one of our BIG Give Fundraisers or our General Big Give Page. Click here to give today. Thanks!
Today marks a new day for Big Brothers Big Sisters. We are reimagining our brand, from our look to our language. We are focused on an empowering message: Together, We Are Defenders of Potential. Our new brand is urgent, inclusive, and powerful. We ask people of all ages and backgrounds to step up and ignite potential within every young person. Check out our new look on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter and learn more about our reimagined brand by clicking here. Together, let’s clear a path to a child’s biggest possible future.
Lasting Legacy of Friendship Big Sister Continues to Support Agency After Passing Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara and the Southern Tier recently celebrated a thoughtful legacy gift made by long-time Big Sister, Janet McMahon, who recently passed away. Janet made one more gift to the Big Brothers Big Sisters program to honor her lifetime commitment to helping children reach their full potential. With Janet’s gift, six local “Littles” in the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program were chosen to receive a gift card to purchase school supplies with their Big Brother or Big Sister for the new school year. “A’laysia and I had a wonderful time shopping for school supplies for her first day of first grade. She told me she hasn’t gotten…